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29 October 2022 - 30 October 2022

Boo at the Zoo

This Halloween, trick or treat yourself to fiendish fun at Boo at the Zoo.

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29 September 2022

Our winter opening hours 2022

Starting on Sunday 2 October, Belfast Zoo will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, with last admission at 2.30pm.

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17 August 2022

Peek a boo! I see you! Belfast Zoo welcomes arrival of rare baby tree kangaroo

A rare tree kangaroo joey at Belfast Zoo has emerged from its mother’s pouch for the first time.

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Conservation and history


History of the zoo

Learn about our history, when we opened, and recent developments.

Our history
The role of a modern zoo

Zoos were first created as private collections, or menageries but their aims and objectives have changed greatly.

Our role
Breeding programmes

Good zoos are more than simply a place to see animals. We play a vital role in the conservation of species at risk.

Our breeding programmes
Supported conservation projects

More species are facing extinction than ever before. We have a responsibility to ensure their survival.

Our supported projects

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